Issue Date: 
March 24, 2008


Spring College/Community Choir Concert, features Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica and Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, 7:30 p.m. March 26, Bromeley Family Theater, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-0248, www.upb.pitt.edu.

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, featuring new music by Benjamin Harris, 8 p.m. March 26, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Brahms x 6: The Sextet, with Andres Cardenes conducting and as violinist, 8 p.m. March 27, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 412-392-4900 www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

An Evening with Bebe Neuwirth, March 27-30, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Shanghai Quartet, March 31, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, New Hazlett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Square East, includes music by Zhou Long and Bright Sheng, survivors of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.


Carnegie Museum of Art, Great British Art: 200 Years of Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints From the Bank of New York Mellon Collection, through May 18; Ecology.Design.Synergy, through June 1, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Hillman Library, Audubon Print, Blackburnian Warbler, through today, 412-648-7715.

Andy Warhol Museum, Ron Mueck at the Andy Warhol Museum, through March 30; Canis Major: Andy Warhol’s Cats and Dogs (and Other Party Animals), through May 4; Neke Carson: Eyeball Portraits and Beyond + Neke Paints Andy ’72, through June 1, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, One Potter’s Touch Affects a Generation of Artists and Their Communities, Kerr Gallery, through April 4, 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side, 412-322-1773, www.manchesterguild.org.

707 Penn Gallery, Suggestion/Submission, through April 5, 707 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-325-7017, www.pgharts.org.

Wood Street Gallery, Urban Living, through April 5, 601 Wood St., Downtown, 412-471-5605, www.woodstreetgalleries.org.

KOA Art Gallery, Affairs of the Art 2008, through April 11, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-0248, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, In Search of America, photographs by David Graham, through April 12, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

Carnegie Science Center, Bodies: The Exhibition, through May 31, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore, 412-237-3400, www.carnegiesciencecenter.org


Ed Ochester, Pitt Poetry Series editor, informal talk at 3:30 p.m., poetry reading at 7 p.m., both today, campus coffeehouse, Pitt-Greensburg, 2008 Pitt-Greensburg Writers Festival, 724-836-7481, www.upg.pitt.edu.

“She Said: Women’s Words,” poetry reading featuring poet Naomi Shihab Nye, Pitt English Professor Dawn Lundy Martin and others, 7:30 p.m. today, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Women’s History Month, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

“Careers in Biotech,” Kenneth Giuliano, principal scientist at Cellumen Inc., noon-1:30 p.m. March 25, S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“Deconstructing Place: Objectivity and the Theory of Lived-Space From Husserl to Casey,” Edward Slowik, professor of philosophy at Winona State University, 12:05 p.m. March 25, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Joshua Cohen, literary reading of his book A Heaven of Others, 7:30 p.m. March 25, Kiva Han Café, 420 S. Craig St., Oakland, Pitt Cultural Studies Program, 412-624-7232.

“From Vienna to Budapest: World’s Fairs and Croatian Art,” Rachel Rossner, a Fulbright-Hays Fellow at the University of Chicago, noon March 26, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407.

“The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery,” Vince Brown, a professor in Harvard University’s Department of African and African American Studies, 4 p.m. March 26, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Graduate Program Speaker Series and Atlantic History Seminar, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist/news/lectures/index.html.

“Dancing on Drugs: Normalization, Culture, and Adolescent Recreational Drug Use in Hong Kong, ” Nicole W.T. Cheung, sociology professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, noon March 27, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, asia@ucis.pitt.edu.

“Book Symposium: Managing the Dragon,” Jack Perkowski, chair and CEO of ASIMCO Technologies, 3:30 p.m. March 27, 117 Mervis Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and International Business Center and the Society for International Business, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/events-one-month.shtml.

“Was Jesus’ Foster-Father a Martyr? Constructing the Death of Joseph the Carpenter” Pamela Sheingorn, professor emerita of history at the City University of New York, 4 p.m. March 27, Room 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Departments of History and Religious Studies, 412-624-5220, aaloe@pitt.edu.

“Head Injury and Your Brain,” featuring three speakers from Pitt’s Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, 7-9 p.m. March 27, Room A221, Langley Hall, Brain Awareness Forum 2008, Pitt’s School of Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, and Center for Neuroscience, 412-648-3585, Cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu.

“What Appeals to Chinese Customers? International Advertising of Global Brands in China,” Kun Tian, a graduate student in Pitt’s East Asian Studies program, 2 p.m. March 28, 4130 Posvar Hall, East Asian Languages and Literatures Colloquium Series, 412-624-5568.

“All Frills: Girlie Taste and Japanese Consumer Culture,” Tomiko Yoda, professor in Duke University’s Department of Asian and African Languages and Literatures, 2 p.m. March 28, 3106 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/events-one-month.shtml.

“NASA’s Future Lunar Exploration Program: What Can We Learn About Earth Processes From the Lunar Surface?” Mike Ramsey, professor in Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 3:45 p.m. March 28, 203 Thaw Hall, Department of Geology and Planetary Science Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Improvisation, Creativity, Collaboration: Fueling Innovation in the 21st Century,” free symposium featuring speakers and performers who will address improvisation, collaboration, and innovation, 4:30 p.m. March 28, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Music Hall, U.S. Japan Innovators Network, reservations required, 412-322-0800, www.mcgjazz.org.

“Do You Consider Yourself a Jewish Writer?” Dara Horn, author of The World to Come, 7:30 p.m. March 30, 1501 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Jewish Studies Program, orbach@pitt.edu.


2008 Pitt-Greensburg Writers Festival, featuring nationally acclaimed poets and visual artists, today through March 28, campus coffee house, Pitt-Greensburg writing program, schedule available at www.upg.pitt.edu.

University of Pittsburgh Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 25, William Pitt Union, Pitt Wellness Program, 412-648-8251.

“Careers Over Lunch,” discussion, noon-1:30 p.m. March 25, Room S100, Biomedical Science Tower 2, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us,” featuring author and performer Kate Bornstein in an evening of slapstick, personal monologue, and slam poetry, 8:45 p.m. March 26, G8 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Women Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/-studies.

Desire, 2005 film, 7:30 p.m. March 27, G24 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Women’s Studies Film Series, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies/.

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Spring Open House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 29, Forbes Tower, 412-383-6556, www.shrs.pitt.edu.

“Grants Over Lunch,” discussion, noon-1:30 p.m. March 31, Room 260, Victoria Building, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.


Aida by Verdi, March 29-April 6, Benedum Center, 801 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.com.

Fiddler on the Roof, March 27-April 6, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 412-539-0999, www.pittsburghmusicals.com.

Late Night Catechism, March 27-April 20, City Theatre’s Hamburg Studio, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Lavendar Lizards and Lilac Landmines: Layla’s Dream, directed by Linwood Sloan, through April 5, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.org.

A Number, through April 6, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

The Big Bang, through April 27, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-281-2822, www.clocabaret.com.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Daniel Handley, Department of Human Genetics, “Systems Approach to Analyzing the TGFbeta/SMAD3 Gene Regulatory Pathway in A549 Cells,” 4 p.m. today, PACCM Conference Room, NW 628, Montefiore Hospital.

Adriana Lopez, Department of Statistics, “Markov Models for Longitudinal Course of Youth Bipolar Disorder,” 9 a.m. March 28, Room 230, Cathedral of Learning.

Philip Murphy, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Self, Group, and Society: Emergence of New Political Identities in the Republic of Macedonia,” 10 a.m. March 28, 3200 Posvar Hall.

Mark Abbott, Department of Anthropology, “Bread, Sweat, and Tears? The Ascendance of Capitalist Accumulation Strategies in the Russian Republic of Karelia, 2001-2002,” noon March 28, 3106 Posvar Hall.

Kate Dimitrova, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, “Unraveling Christ’s Passion: Archbishop Dalmau de Mur’s Patronage and Franco-Flemish Tapestries in Fifteenth-Century Spain,” 1 p.m. March 28, Room 104, Frick Fine Arts Building.

Ava Puccio, School of Nursing, “Effect of Short Periods of Normobaric Hyperoxia on Local Brain Tissue Oxygenation and Cerebrospinal Fluid Oxidative Stress Markers in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,” 9 a.m. March 31, Room 331 Victoria Building.

John R. Shaffer, Department of Human Genetics, “Genetic Epidemiology of Longitudinal Change in Bone Mineral Density in Mexican Americans,” 11 a.m. March 31, Room A312 Crabtree Hall.

Jean A. Grace, Department of English, “Working Knowledge: Composition and the Teaching of Professional Writing,” 2 p.m. March 31, Room 527 Cathedral of Learning.

Molly Stitt-Fischer, Department of Environment and Occupational Health, “Nitric Oxide-Mediated Signaling in Pulmonary Endothelial Cells,” 2 p.m. March 31, Fifth-Floor Conference Room, Bridgeside Point.

Ning Zhang, Department of Anthropology, “Donkey Friends: Travel, Voluntary Associations, and the Public Sphere in Urban China,” 1 p.m. April 1, 3106 Posvar Hall.